Due to the ongoing pandemic, Foothill Fibers Guild is meeting via Zoom and in-person gatherings have been suspended until it is safe to do so. Members receive Zoom connection links.
Programs are generally held the fourth Tuesday of the month January through May and September through November at the Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. Doors open at 6:15 PM and a brief business meeting begins at 6:45 PM. The featured program begins about 7:00PM.
In June we have our annual picnic and tailgate sale, in July and August we are busy with the Nevada County Fair, and in December we hold an annual holiday pot luck gathering.
♦ Upcoming Programs (Scroll to the bottom for recent programs)
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:30 on Zoom: John Marshall – Exploring Japanese Indigo
♦ SPECIAL EVENT: FFG ON DISPLAY
Now through April 8, 2021 The FFG is on display at the Galleria in Roseville. Thanks to Guild member Carol Pepper-Kittredge and the Arts Council of Placer County (ACPC), the FFG has a display in the mall.
With a very short timeline, all Guild members received an email from our website requesting items for display. Fourteen members submitted a total of 37 items within just a few days!
Look for details in an upcoming newsletter and see the photos here. The first photos were taken behind the glass. (Note that most photos were taken through glass windows and there was no way to eliminate all the glare.)
♦Upcoming FFG Events
Stay tuned and while waiting for the pandemic to pass, keep calm and weave, knit, spin, crochet on
♦Local Fiber Events
♦ Upcoming Regional Events
Virtual Fair Exhibition Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:30 PM
Our first ever virtual fair was a success! Over 20 members joined via Zoom
and enjoyed the slide show put together by Mary Prassinos. There were 90 entries from 17 individuals. A total of 20 votes were cast for the People’s Choice Award
You can view all of these entries in our Member’s Showcase. Fair Entries in Member’s Showcase
June 2020 Annual Picnic via Zoom
Click the link below for 2019 Events
Tuesday, March 23, 2021: Stephanie Metz presents In Touch
Stephanie will share an overview of her early days exploring needle felting and then talk about the innovations she developed to create her large scale touchable sculpture and how it was received.
SanJose, California artist Stephanie Metz is known by many for her wool and felt creations that tantalize our imaginations and our senses. In earlier bodies of work, audience engagement focused primarily on sight; her recent InTouch Project marks an entirely new direction. Beyond increasing the scale of her work (with human-sized objects in some cases), Metz envisioned objects designed to be touched. Through this tactile exchange, visitors’ interactions with the pieces actually complete the installations. Stephanie Metz: InTouch debuted at the de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University in January, before the campus shut down due to COVID-19 in March 2020. During its run visitors were invited to actively participate in a hands-on sculptural experience by interacting directly with the artworks in two new bodies of work: the large, mysterious, chrysalis-like Hanging Pods and the moveable, stackable, wearable surrealist forms of the Holdables.
February 23, 2021: Robyn Spady on Weaving TNT: Dynamite Tips ‘n Technique for Every Weaver
Robyn is a dynamic weaving instructor, who has been weaving for over 50 years, and received her HGA Certificate of Excellence in Handweaving in 2004. She is also the founder and editor of Heddlecraft magazine.
Her program description says it all:
Would you like to learn a great method for repairing a broken warp end, tracking your treadling while you weave, making your own repair heddles, or just make weaving easier and more pleasurable? This gizmo and gadget centric presentation looks and feels like an interactive show-and-tell and will introduce over 36 offbeat tools, techniques, or tricks to assist weavers in all phases of weaving.
January 26, 2021: Suzanne Bryan on Brioche Knitting
Suzanne Bryan is a TKGA Master Hand Knitter, knitting designer and excellent knitting instructor, with hundreds of YouTube videos covering all aspects of knitting at her channel Knitting with Suzanne Bryan, from beginning to advanced. She demonstrated single and two color brioche flat and in the round, syncopated, increases and decreases, and Italian cast on and bind off. All in one hour!
A good time was had by all who attended as we enjoyed a slide show “Guild Gallery” featuring members’ show and tell and we played Fiber Bingo, led by Ingrid Knox
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 via Zoom
40th Anniversary Guild Challenge Slide Show
Ten members submitted entries to the Guild Challenge.
Browse the inspirational photos and the finished objects at the following link 2020 Guild Challenge